Why do stories have similar narratives over and over again?
“Overpopulation is a key theme of the new novel.” – Dan Brown
Clive Lawton embarks on a personal quest to understand the mystery and power of silence
Has clean technology in the U.S. made a clean get away?
What impact has the revolution had on rural life outside of Cairo?
How the growth of urban areas has played a role in halting the spread of malaria
Editor Kirsty Reid on the BBC World Service's award winning history programme Witness
How close are we to a world of fully automated vehicles?
What are the hidden benefits aggressive tax avoidance can have for multinationals?
Why play with a ball? Mike Williams finds out how ball games first evolved
What is it about Tornado Alley that makes it susceptible to these destructive phenomena?
How important is fast internet access to small businesses around the world?
What do chemicals like mustard gas and nerve agents do to the body?
Are newly discovered deep ocean ecosystems threatened by deep sea mining?
The latest business and finance news from around the world, on the BBC.
Reducing the staggering number of assaults in the US military gets top priority
Monday 27 May 2013